Upcoming Event at Deakin University: Public Seminar on Policing, Cyberspace and Surveillance

Deakin University Criminology

On Monday 28th November (10:30am-1pm) Deakin Criminology is holding a public seminar examining the broad theme of Policing, Cyberspace, Surveillance. All are welcome and can attend at Deakin Waterfront Campus (D3.321), Burwood Campus (F2.009) or via VMP (03-5223-9354). Critical discussion will be framed around the following three papers. Read more

CJRC researcher discusses issues of digital security on Future Tense


CJRC researcher and lecturer Dr Monique Mann from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently spoken to ABC’s Future Tense program about issues of digital security.

This discussion draws on Dr Mann’s recent work on privacy within the digital spaceRead more

Worried your emails might be spied on? Here’s what you can do

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This post authored by Dr. Monique Mann originally appeared on The Conversation on Tuesday 11 October 2016. 

We live in a post-Edward Snowden world, in which US tech companies have been accused of complicity in mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA). One recent allegation is the claim that Yahoo scanned hundreds of millions of emails at the NSA’s request.

We don’t truly know how much or how often this is happening within the companies that host millions of people’s email accounts. Read more

CJRC Researcher Dr Monique Mann speaks to ABC radio about privacy issues with Census data

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Dr Monique Mann from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, recently spoke to ABC news radio about the heightened privacy concerns surrounding the 2016 Census.

Dr Mann explained how “Anonymity is impossible, even with the promise of de-identification, because data can be easily re-identified.”

To listen to the full interview, click here.